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embrace possibilities


quality hand-crafted bags and accessories made in Minnesota

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embrace possibilities


quality hand-crafted bags and accessories made in Minnesota

 

Spring 2017 collection

Strey Spring 2017 collection focuses on EVEN more functionality than ever before with these beautiful six new products. Each silhouette is thoughtfully designed and come in a lively selection of colors and unique textures. Strey diversifies their products and offers some designs in Piñatex™ and cork as well as the highest quality of leather.  These bags will feel like an extension of you as you conquer all that life has to offer. 

 
ROVE
84.00
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CAPRICIOUS
314.00
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LUXE
159.00
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Pinatex and Cork


Strey Designs are now available in

Piñatex™ and Cork 

 

 

 

Pinatex and Cork


Strey Designs are now available in

Piñatex™ and Cork 

 

 

 

 

Why leather alternatives?

Strey Designs offers two NEW eco-friendly options. Don't fret...we will continue to carry our quality leather products that are both strong and patina beautifully over time! Yet we are beyond thrilled to design a few of our products with these new technologies that are lightweight, durable and brilliantly unique. Piñatex™ is an innovative leather alternative made from the by-products of the pineapple industry. It takes no extra land or water to produce this material. Cork is a water resistant, sustainable material that comes for the bark of the cork tree. This lightweight and durable material has been used in Portugal for hundreds of years and a for a variety of purposes. 

 
The CAPRIOUS from our SS17 collection blue CORK

The CAPRIOUS from our SS17 collection blue CORK

Learn about CORK harvesting?

The NOMAD from our SS17 collection Piñatex™ natural

The NOMAD from our SS17 collection Piñatex™ natural

What exactly is PIÑATEX™?

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Functional. VERSTILE. Durable.


"Strey Designs are genius! It's everything I wanted--and everything I didn't know I wanted. "

-Megan S. 

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Functional. VERSTILE. Durable.


"Strey Designs are genius! It's everything I wanted--and everything I didn't know I wanted. "

-Megan S. 

Shop Now

Why choose Strey.....?

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Made in the USA


handcrafted with integrity, our products are made to last and we guarantee it.

Made in the USA


handcrafted with integrity, our products are made to last and we guarantee it.

Made by Hand, From Our Heart

Strey Designs offers quality handbags manufactured by Minneapolis designer and artist, Sarah Butala. Each bag is created with the intention and purpose to provide a product that has been produced under fair wages and with a minimal carbon footprint. We believe manufacturing in the USA provides jobs, stimulates our local economy, and reduces the exploitation of sweatshop workers overseas. Our hands are busy and our heart is full. 

SARAH BUTALA

Owner | Designer

Strey Designer, Sarah Butala is a Minnesotan designer and entrepreneur who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Her career in art has been a long and multifaceted journey.  While Butala now focuses on leatherwork, she has drawn inspiration from her past training in painting, drawing, woodworking, textiles and sculpture.  She worked as a puppeteer, art teacher, muralist and set designer before embarking on her new passion in fashion and leatherwork. She lives with her husband and daughter and their cuddly pets in Bloomington, Minnesota near the majestic woods along the Minnesota River.